Why it’s so creepy: The starkness of the footage is what makes Titicut Follies so unsettling. Shot in black-and-white, this documentary features no narration and no sympathetic onscreen presence to guide you through the horrors of Bridgewater State Hospital.
Truth is often more harrowing than fiction, but it is a desperately elusive entity; even in a case such as the one explored in this disturbing but mesmerizing documentary, for which first-time filmmaker Andrew Jarecki enjoyed remarkable access to his subjects.
The Bridge Speaking of suicides, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco has a rather grim reputation for playing host to over a 1000 suicide jumps from its railings. This documentary chronicles the leap of death people struggling from mental illnesses or addiction, take into the deep waters of the bay.
Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008) Director: Kurt Kuenne Andrew Bagby, a pleasant, fun-loving medical resident, fell in love with an unstable woman, Shirley Jane Turner, and in 2001, the 28-year-old Bagby was murdered after breaking up with her.
Beth is a pretty, brown-haired six year old in the HBO documentary Child of Rage displayed on Youtube in 3 parts. It is an actual interview held between Beth and her psychologist, not a Hollywood production, although there is a CBS 1992 television movie entitled Child of Rage based on Beth’s life.
Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles, directed by Jon Foy, is a 2011 independent documentary film about the Toynbee tile phenomenon. The film was selected for the 2011 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Documentary category, and Foy won the category’s Directing Award.
Featuring serial killers, brutal maulings, and unsolved mysteries, documentaries can be far creepier than anything George Romero has ever imagined—because they depict things that really happened. These 10 films are impossibly disturbing, based on true events, and guaranteed to stick with you long after the end credits have rolled. 1.
kids for cash (2013) At the heart of this tale of corruption, greed, and wrongful imprisonment is Mark Ciavarella. The Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania judge was convicted of fraud (along with fellow judge Michael Conahan) for sending 3000 kids to juvenile detention centers in exchange for kickbacks.